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Old 05-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #21
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Sorry, like I said I'm brand new to computer parts, building, etc.
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:58 PM   #22
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what would u be using the heatsink for...the ram has heat sinks...the cpu has a fan...the case has 2 fans...and the video card has one...so what would the heatsinks be for?!?!?
the stock heatsink is very poor. Getting an aftermarket one will keep it cooler.
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:42 PM   #23
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Sorry, like I said I'm brand new to computer parts, building, etc.
k cool that u r starting into building...great experience...
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alright firstly

the case i recommend is this one here

... http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811112040

Cheaper than what your looking at. Perfect for building your first PC, lots of room to work with. Keeps it cool with aluminum casing, 4 fans(1 back, 1 top, 2 front at Hard drives). It's also very very friendly, i made my first computer about a month ago and this makes it all the bit easier. It has a sliding motherboard tray so you can work on your motherboard without it being in your case, your harddrive slots are also removable and it does great with cable managing.

for the PS

i would say this ...

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103931

good power supply and save yourself a lil bit of money.


Make sure to be patient while building your computer also, i know it gets exciting
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:39 AM   #25
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actually, the OCZ uses better build quality than any Antec. Single 12V rail at a underrated 33Amps. That is really good. I would definately get the OCZ over the Antec.
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One of the best computer assembling how-to guides on the net is My Super PC. It is a complete guide from choosing components to assembling and upgrading.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:02 AM   #27
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wooooh,, before anything dudes.. review the psu..becuase you dont want A psu that was 12V=11.50 or 11.97V, u want it at 12.00V or more. And also SATA isnt hard to setup. You just plug it in on untill it works that is what I done and it works fine. . If your going to do 7600GT get SLi 7600GT x 2

Cheapest 7600GT In Newegg ( get 2 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283


Review On 7600GT In SLi
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha..._oc_sli/4.html

That is teh review of the 7600GT in SLi
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:17 AM   #28
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O hes going SLI? My PSU isn't SLI certifcaied so i'd gow tih a SLI one.
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About building your comp, I've just built my first system (sig), following the steps in the link below, and everything went according to plan. No problems what so ever.

http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/re...spx?id=2&sid=1

Hope it helps!
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:21 PM   #30
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Alright I'm all set except I don't know which case to choose...the Thermaltake looks great...but the removable mobo tray on the other case seems great...which should I choose?

EDIT: Also, should I get a floppy drive? I don't think I'd need it that much...
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